View from out the front window
Before all the tables, sewing machines, irons, chairs, projects and quilters.First, I decided to make ruler bags out of my new fabric and made one for each of my retreat friends. Sue and I designed a ruler bag for my "Fit to be" series of rulers. It is about 15" x 11 1/2", with handles and a zipper. Here is mine. I used Terry Atikinson's method of putting in the zipper and if you haven't done her method yet, you need to! It makes putting zippers in so easy!
Also, I did get to work on a new pattern of Terry Atkinson's that I had picked up. It is called the Lollipop bag and has the cutest little rosette on it. At first, I wasn't sure that I wanted to put the rosette on it but when the other girls said that they did and started making them, I was sold. They are the cutest things. Terry is also making these hooks for handles. I love them! I have many things that I could use them for. My mind is racing with possibilities! Here is my version of the Lollipop bag:
Then, I still wanted to work on some quilting projects so at the Madison Expo, I had picked up this new book and kit from Whimsical. It was fun to make and I didn't have to choose any fabric! How fun is that! I am planning on appliqueing the ornaments as I quilt it but I didn't get to that yet. Hopefully, before Christmas!
In a few weeks, Quiltmakers 100 Block magazine will be distributing their 4th edition. I am so excited to be included in this! Not only that, but there will be a blog hop. My day will be Friday, November 11th, so make sure you stop by to see who's blogging and the wonderful give-aways . So much fun! Will keep you informed about the Blog Hop.